Physical degradation and service life prediction examined in May Virtual Conferences.Two new Virtual Learning Conferences to be offered by FSCT FSCT Federation of Societies for Coating Technology
FSCT Fire Support Control Terminal will provide new insights on the weathering factors that cause coatings failure and on the ability of industry to predict these failures. "Physical Degradation of Coatings Due to Weathering," presented by Brian Hinderliter, of North Dakota State University North Dakota State University, at Fargo; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered and opened 1890 as North Dakota Agricultural College, achieved university status in 1960. , will be held on May 15, 2008. On May 22, Allen Zielnik, of Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC (Logical Link Control) See "LANs" under data link protocol.
LLC - Logical Link Control , will discuss "Service Life Prediction--Concepts and Methodologies."
Physical Degradation of Coatings Due to Weathering
May 15, 2008; 1:00-2:00 pm (ET)
This program provides an in-depth look at the major factors in weathering that cause physical degradation of coatings. The impact of weathering on gloss and yellowing, cracking and chalking, and adhesion is also summarized.
* Understand the sensitivity of the degradation process to light source and attenuation Loss of signal power in a transmission.
The reduction in level of a transmitted quantity as a function of a parameter, usually distance. It is applied mainly to acoustic or electromagnetic waves and is expressed as the ratio of power densities. within a coating
* Appreciate how water transport and concentration varies in environmental exposure and how the water concentration profile compares to accelerated weathering chambers
* Understand how synergies between various degradation mechanisms can impact end use properties
Who Should Attend
This Virtual Learning Conference is primarily designed for personnel who desire to understand the physical changes in polymer-based coatings due to service environment. Coatings professionals who are interested in comparing and understanding aspects of the relative damage to coatings seen in accelerated weathering protocols and outdoor exposure will also benefit.
Brian Hinderliter is a research assistant professor at North Dakota State University, where he focuses on materials science materials science
Study of the properties of solid materials and how those properties are determined by the material's composition and structure, both macroscopic and microscopic. and research in the photodegradation of coatings, and simulation of electrochemical electrochemical /elec·tro·chem·i·cal/ (-kem´i-k'l) pertaining to interaction or interconversion of chemical and electrical energies.
adj. , optical, and mechanical properties. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Virginia and has M.S. Degrees in Nuclear Engineering and Medical Physics.
Service Life Prediction--Concepts and Methodologies
May 22, 2008; 1:00-2:00 pm (ET)
This course examines the key factors of the service environment and how they may be accelerated for service life prediction study purposes. Additionally, several key concepts of testing methodologies such as forced degradation Forced degradation or accelerated degradation is a process whereby the natural degradation rate of a product or material is increased by the application of an additional stress. and designed experiments are explained. General principals and pitfalls in service life prediction methodology will also be provided. Mathematical modeling is covered only in general concepts, such as Weibull analysis.
* Environmental factors affecting durability
* Primary weathering exposure and durability test techniques
* Limits and pitfalls of accelerated durability testing
* Different testing approaches such as environmental simulation and forced degradation
* Several key concepts in service life prediction techniques
Allen Zielnik has 31 years in physiochemical physiochemical /phys·io·chem·i·cal/ (fiz?e-o-kem´ik-il) pertaining to both physiology and chemistry.
pertaining to both physiology and chemistry. analysis, with 14 years experience in the weatherability and performance testing Performance Testing covers a broad range of engineering or functional evaluations where a material, product, or system is not specified by detailed material or component specifications: Rather, emphasis is on the final measurable performance characteristics. of coatings and polymers. He is currently Atlas' Senior Consultant--Weathering Science, and is author of the durability column for the Journal of Architectural Coatings.
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